Aston University provides a welcoming and multi-cultural learning experience to approximately 10,000 students, many of whom live on our safe and friendly city centre campus. The University has more than 2,300 international students from over 120 countries studying a wide range of subjects.

Aston University's links with Bahrain

Bahraini students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 9 Bahraini students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Bahrain to work with our partner institutions and to take part in international conferences.

A list of all of our partner institutions can be found here.

Arabic community on campus & in Birmingham

Joint Honours

There is a very active Arab community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of  interest to Bahrani students. The Arab Soc organises cultural and social events.

There are also a number of societies which bring together students from similar religious backgrounds. Find out more about societies at Aston

is a multi-cultural city and there is a strong Arabic community. You'll find Arabic  restaurants, music, dance and more in the city.

Meet us in Bahrain

Staff from the International Office visit Bahrain several times per year to take part in British Council Education UK Exhibitions, visit schools and colleges and to meet with students through our official representative offices. 

Upcoming visits

Forthcoming dates and locations can be found here.


At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Bahraini students include: Business and Management, Accounting for Management, Pharmacy, and Computing Science

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

We welcome Bahrani students to undertake Masters degrees at Aston University.

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

To apply for a PhD you will need to have a reserach proposal or specific idea about your topic of interest. 

Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Preparatory English

Students from Bahrain who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course study are on our Preparatory English Programmes.


There are a number of Aston University scholarships available for international students. You can also have a look to the list of external funding providers


See our full list of our course fees.


Students who have studied Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama with 80% overall and 80% in related subjects are eligible to apply for the International Foundation Programme. 

Students who have completed an associate degree may be eligble to enter into the first year of the degree, however this will be based on an individual basis.

Here are the English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters

You should have a high GPA from a relevant Bachelors degree for postgradaute admission. 

If you are applying for finance, engineering or science based subjects, you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.

There are a number of conversion courses in the Business School which will accept students from any subject background.  

English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate - MBA 

You can come from any subject background, but should have at least a high GPA from a relevant Bachelors degree and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate - Research 

Each of Aston's Schools of Study has a number of research groups with the potential to host PhD students. Research specialisms include finance, economics, marketing, organisational psychology, bioenergy, knowledge engineering, photonics, languages, biomedical sciences, neurosciences, health sciences and more.  

All PhD applicants need to contact the research groups direct with their individual research proposal. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages

English language requirements  for postgraduate research programmes.

A list of our Overseas Agents & Representatives for Aston University can be found >>Here
How to apply

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Yuliya Whittem

International Officer

Yuliya can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process.

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Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Aston is able to guarantee you University accommodation for the duration of your studies, providing you apply by the deadline each year.

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